The True and Untold Story of the Outlaw Tam Barker


Forget everything you’ve heard about me.

tam-jpegWhatever the Powers are saying isn’t true. By now, they’ve probably painted me as a terrorist or a hacktivist or maybe even a jacker. Truth is I’m a seventeen-year-old girl, I’m a Librarian and I’m the last of my kind.

 Most of you won’t even know what an honest-to-goodness, paper-and-print book looks like. Not since the Powers burned them. Not since the Zusak Riots and the Pushbutton Wars. But they didn’t get them all and it’s my job to hunt them down and get them to Central Library.  Become a Librarian and they take your identity away. They take your name and they take your memories and everything you were.

 There’s a world out there, beyond your holo-boxes and whatever the Powers tell you; a world where they’ve tried to bury the past and burn the books and tell you what to read, what to listen to and what to think. That’s the world I live in and that’s the world I’m trying to set right: a world where every word counts, for good or for bad.

 This is my story. Chances are you came across it by accident, maybe looking to watch a soap or download a game-show. But maybe you want to try reading a truth, for a change; read something that’s sneaked past the hands of the Censors and tells it like it happened.  

Everything in these pages is a truth. And a truth’s got to come out. Everything you thought you knew is about to change, all because of one, lone book.

Here’s where you’ll find it.

Spread the word.